August 27, 2014
Prosthodontists Restore Surgical Defects
Removal of a boney tumor from the jaw leaves a large intraoral defect. It is the province of the Board Certified Prosthodontist to restore function and aesthetics for these patients.
This gentleman lost 13 lower front teeth and a large volume of bone both vertically and horizontally. Instead of having to wear a removable partial denture of tremendous bulk, five dental implants were placed in the remaining lower jawbone and the implants supported a screwed in place prosthesis which replaced the missing teeth and gums, thus restoring chewing function, normal speech and pleasing aesthetics.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.,
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
(661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com
5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309